Flushline™ represents a dream design with flush sliding doors and windows for superyachts, developed by the Hamburg-based Fehrmann, from the Working Group DEUTSCHE YACHTEN. The company has supplied its products to such outstanding vessels as mega yacht Octopus, superyacht Samar (ex Lana), motor yacht Siren, luxury yacht Vava II and Lady Moura.
The gold bronze tinted glass panels enclose the deck saloons of the mega yacht. Whether and where windows or doors break the clear lines cannot be seen with the naked eye, for the Flushline™-principle closes them flush with the wall. That looks really elegant and ultra-modern and is, in addition, weather tight, noise and vibration insulating and, if required, can be fire and bullet proof as well. Flushline™ sends the designer of every extremely large yacht into raptures.
While regulations and standards mean that many futuristic designs quickly reach the limit of their feasibility, the Hamburg company simply turns the tables. ‘Function follows form’, declares Henning Fehrmann, ‘The designer must be free and bold when it comes to the glazing of mega yachts’. His company arranges the implementation of design aspirations and ideas. ‘Freedom to design’ says Fehrmann, in his eyes often flounders too fast on technical shortcomings in the super yacht industry.
Besides the highest level of design freedom, the Fehrmann products meet the extensive regulations specified in PYC, SOLAS, MCA, LY3 and ISO and from the classification of this yacht. But not only that, they have developed safety standards in house and improved them. Even with glass sliding doors the continually improved Flushline™-principle has set the worldwide standard. Weathertightness is guaranteed by the Fehrmann all-electric Flushline™-door without the need for inflatable seals; and crushing – incidentally not specified in any standard – prevented on Fehrmann’s doors by a braking distance of only 20 millimetres.
Not only doors and windows, but also glazed sun roofs can be integrated into a yacht’s design. Thus the Yoga room on the sun deck can become the open air gym in the twinkling of an eye. All is designed, constructed, manufactured and fitted as a made-to-measure project. Says Fehrmann: ‘We are in business to provide the technical know how to implement individual designs’.